25 Best Sides For Grilled Chicken (For Wings, Breasts, Thighs, and More)

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When preparing a summer BBQ, you know that the delicious side dishes will take your grilled chicken to the next level. We’ve collected 25 of our best Sides for Grilled Chicken! From healthy seasonal veggie sides to salads to traditional favorites like French fries, these side dishes are perfect for your next barbecue party or potluck.

When preparing a summer BBQ, you know that the delicious side dishes will take your grilling experience to the next level. We’ve collected 18 best and easy Sides for Grilled Chicken, or steaks! From healthy sides like salads to traditional favorites like French fries, we’ve thrown in a few choices you would have never, ever, imagined.
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From ingredients to special tips on how to perfect the best BBQ side for chicken we’ll take through a whole list of potentials for you. Read on, and get those taste buds tingling!!

Simple Side Dishes For BBQ Grilled Chicken

1. Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges

Soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, these potato wedges are my go-to side dish for grilled chicken. Mix in with some garlic and fresh Parmesan and you’ll get the tastiest potato wedges of all time!

2. Southern Coleslaw


This is the perfect side dish you’ll love to pair with your grilled chicken. It’s quick and easy to prepare and makes the perfect accompaniment to any festive meal.

3. Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad is loaded with broccoli, dried cranberries, sharp cheddar cheese, salty sunflower seeds, and smokey bacon. Everything is tossed in a creamy dressing, and perfect for your BBQ chicken!

4. Sous Vide Mixed Vegetables

Sous Vide Mixed Vegetables are my favorite side dish. It’s the easiest way to make perfect veggies. Here is a how-to guide for making healthy and delicious sous vide vegetables with a variety of veggies including broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, and onions. #SousVideVegetables #SousVideBroccoli #SousVideZucchini #SousVideBellPepper #SousVideOnions

Healthy and colorful, this is my favorite summer side dish. Sous vide method will cook the vegetables perfectly. This recipe includes some of the most popular veggies such as broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, and onions.

5. Cornbread


Creamy cornbread and grilled chicken are a perfect match for your BBQ party! It hits the spot just right! This southern recipe is a summertime classic that will enhance your grilling experience!

6. Fruit Salsa

Fruit Salsa

Some color, freshness, and sweetness are all you need to add to your grilled chicken dish. Fruit salsa does just that! 

All you need is fresh strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, and mango! As an added bonus, try whipping up some cinnamon tortilla chips.

7. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Strict with your diet but craving some fries? Here is the answer to that craving – baked sweet potato fries!

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these sweet potato fries are tasty and easy to make.

Healthy Summer Sides To Serve With Grilled Chicken

8. Microwave Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Broccoli

What is the fastest and easiest side dish? How about quick, easy, healthy, and delicious steamed broccol? 

It takes less than 5 minutes of microwaving and you will easily have a dish that not only adds a pop of color to your place but also contains high levels of protein and vitamin C.

9. Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn On The Cob

Corn on the cob is arguably one of the most exciting summer foods. If you try it once, it’ll become one of your favorite soon! You’ll also love this method because it’s quick and flavorful. In addition, you can throw them on the grill to the side of your burgers, so that you’ll do two things at once!

10. Roasted Eggplant Slices

You will not believe how DELICIOUS these Roasted Eggplant Slices are! Each slice is perfectly caramelized on the outside, while the inside is perfectly tender and juicy. Once drizzled with my homemade chimichurri sauce, the flavor will blow your mind away!

These eggplant slices are caramelized on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside. Serve it at a barbecue, or alongside grilled chicken for a tasty meal. 

11. Skillet Green Beans

From the garlic to the hint of lemon juice, it’ll be hard to pick just one great thing about this Skillet Green Bean recipe. It’s the ideal side dish for almost anything you can imagine! Steak, chicken, lamb, even fish - the possibilities are endless.

This green bean side dish has a nice garlic flavor with a hint of lemon juice. It’s the ideal side dish for not only grilled chicken, but also almost steak, lamb, even fish – the possibilities are endless.

12. BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

If you’re really looking for a way to fill everyone up and fulfill that BLT sandwich craving, then try this refreshing BLT pasta salad alongside your chicken tenders!

Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and farfalle pasta are easily combined in a bowl to make you feel like you’re eating one delicious BLT sandwich.

Sides For Chicken Wings And Breasts

13. Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

These fabulous Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect appetizer for a party. They’re made with two kinds of cheese and fresh baby spinach and are perfectly seasoned.

Chessy, comforting, and easy to make, this spinach-stuffed mushroom is the real deal! There are two types of cheese and baby spinach filled the delicious mushrooms. A perfect finger food for your grilled chicken.

14. Sourdough Garlic Bread

Crisp and buttery garlic bread is a side dish to enjoy with just about anything. Try something new by making garlic bread from a loaf of sourdough! It’s loaded with savory garlic flavor and has a wonderful crispy texture.

Crispy and garlicky on the outside, and soft and buttery on the inside. This sourdough garlic bread is a healthier twist to the classic side dish. Serve this with the grilled chicken and it will disappear quickly!

15. Gigi Hadid Pasta

Gigi Hadid Pasta is creamy, cheesy, spicy, mouth-watering, and has taken the internet by storm. Model Gigi Hadid might be known for her talents on the runway, but she certainly rocks the kitchen too. Her simple pasta recipe went viral after she posted it on Tiktok and Instagram, and I promise you it’s worth the hype. Keep reading to find out how to make Gigi Hadid’s Spicy Vodka Sauce (spice and vodka optional).

Serve this flavorful pasta dish at your next patio party! The pesto is bursting with flavor and it’s tossed with perfectly cooked pasta and veggies.

16. Sous Vide Sweet Potatoes

Sous Vide Sweet Potatoes are the most delicious and nutritious veggie ever! They’re fluffy, sweet and come out perfectly EVERY TIME! This simple side dish recipe takes a few minutes to prepare, then the sous vide machine will do the rest of the work and cook the sweet potatoes to perfection. #SousVideSweetPotatoes

No-fuss, easy to make and oh so delicious! Sous vide sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and nutrients! Cooking the sweet potatoes sous vide allows their natural flavors and sweetness to come out without losing any of the nutrients!

Just 5 minutes prep time and you will be able to enjoy your sweet potatoes before you know it! Have fun with the toppings here, but some great suggestions are cinnamon, honey, marshmallow and maple syrup.

17. Hibachi Fried Rice

Hibachi Fried Rice

Made with eggs, ginger, onions, and rice, and seasonings, this Japanese side fish complements grilled chicken a pleasant way!

Vegetable Side Dishes

18. Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

This asparagus side dish is so fast to throw together and can be served with chicken, steakporkshrimp, or almost everything! Plus, it’s vegan, low carb, and keto-friendly.

19. Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are a sweet and spicy side dish that’s super easy to make and full of flavor. Roasting brussels sprouts in the oven at a high temperature and then drizzled with honey sriracha sauce ensures the vegetables stay tender and crispy

This is the perfect healthy side dish option that combines sweet and spicy.

When you roast them you are able to keep in all the nutrients, plus, they exude an incredible flavor when caramelized in the oven.

20. Sous Vide Zucchini

Find the perfect addition to your next dinner party with this list of easy sous vide vegetables! From sous vide broccoli to sous vide potatoes to sous vide mixed vegetables and more, we’ve got something for everyone. #SousVideVegetables #SousVideVegetableRecipe

Two words come to mind when we discuss Sous Vide Zucchini – tender and flavorful! Did we mention healthy and nutritious as well?!

This low-carb, keto-friendly side is simply delicious and completely irresistible!

Other Easy Side Dishes

21. Creamy Mac n Cheese

Mac n Cheese

It is the sure way to get any child to eat at your BBQ. If you follow this recipe correctly you will have a mac n cheese dish that is perfectly rich and creamy!

The tip here is to make extra – you definitely have to ensure there are enough for seconds!

22. Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

This is the BEST way to cook frozen French fries in the Air Fryer! It’s so perfectly golden and crisp on the outside and fluffy and tender inside. Dip into your favorite sauce and the result is always amazing! #AirFryerFrozenFrenchFries #AirFryerFries

An all-time favorite, but this time in an air fryer! And that air fryer will make your french fries golden and crisp on the outside, and fluffy and tender on the inside!

Some say if you cook french fries in an air fryer just once, you’ll never go back!!!

23. Air Fryer Potato Chips

Crispy and healthy homemade Air Fryer Potato Chips made with only 3 ingredients. No oil needed! Season them up the way you like. This crunchy snack tastes so good and you’ll never buy store-bought potato chips again!

Healthy potato chips – is that even a thing? You bet! With this air fryer recipe, you definitely will be able to enjoy the chips without the guilt.

Crispy and homemade, all it takes is three simple ingredients, potatoes, salt, and cooking spray. If you want to add a little bit of spice then go ahead and add in some pepper and paprika!

24. Corn Nuggets

If you like corn fritters, you’ll love these Homemade Crispy Corn Nuggets. Make a quick batter by combining fresh or canned corn with a few kitchen staples, then fry them to golden perfection. This Southern fried corn nugget recipe is perfect for an appetizer, dessert, or side dish.

Tender fried balls of dough with bits of sweet corn inside. Serve them warm and add honey or maple syrup on top.

25. Ranch Style Beans

This easy, tasty, and affordable meal idea is one your whole family is sure to love. Made with hearty pinto beans, rich spices, and savory gravy, this meal is so easy to prepare. Simmer on the stovetop or plan ahead with a crock pot. Either way, this meal is always a hit.

Just pop open a can of beans, add some seasoning and a few extra condiments and you have one delicious side dish to complement that grilled chicken.

Top it off with some sour cream (if you wish) and even substitute the canned beans for fresh. 

Best Sauces for Grilled Chicken

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Steamed Broccoli to Serve with Grilled Chicken
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Healthy Side Dishes to Serve with Grilled Chicken: Steamed Broccoli Recipe

By: Izzy
Steam Broccoli is one of the best side dishes for grilled chicken. It’s healthy, delicious, and easy to make.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 head broccoli
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Clean your broccoli and cut the stem away from the crown. Slice the florets into 2-inch pieces.
  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, add about 1 inch of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli florets into a steamer basket inside the pot.
  • Cover the steamer, reduce heat to medium and steam for 5-7 minutes or until you can pierce the stalk with a fork.
  • Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is so useful! I am always trying to think of side dishes that aren’t chip or green beans, love it!

  2. 5 stars
    I am enjoying working my way through this awesome list, so far the fruit salsa is my fav! I am going to give sou vide zucchini a go next!